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Research Analyst, Technology and Trade

Simon Everett, Ltd., is hiring a Research Analyst to support project delivery across our global technology and trade portfolio.

The Research Analyst will conduct high-impact research and analysis across a range of problem sets in the digital infrastructure sector, including telecommunications (e.g., 5G networks, fiber optic backbones, subsea cable systems), smart cities, e-government, and cybersecurity. Areas of focus will include project economics, technical approaches, competitiveness of U.S. products and services in international markets, and geopolitical and security risks.

The Research Analyst may choose to be based at either of our locations in Arlington, VA, and New York, NY.


The ideal candidate

You are hungry for a professional challenge. Your intellectual curiosity is insatiable—you relish the opportunity to learn, and you’re not shy to dig into topics that stretch your comfort level. You have a strong interest in digital technology and its role in international trade, development, and geopolitics. Your attention to detail is meticulous, such that an out-of-place comma rankles you. You excel when you’re given clear expectations with the leeway to develop your best approach to meet them. You are ready to sink your teeth into research, analysis, writing, and presentation development, but you’re also willing to take on administration and coordination tasks in support of business development and corporate growth. Also, you’re down with our values.


What’s so great about this job?

You will work directly on substantive issues that affect major infrastructure investments, shape organizational strategies, and support international digital development at the ground level. You will be in a position to demonstrate a degree of initiative, creativity, and accountability that you won’t find in many other entry-level positions. You won’t just be “behind the scenes” research support to senior personnel—you’ll be front and center with us. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our work, so you’ll be exposed to different content areas, clients, and analytic challenges.


Core tasks

You’ll be directly responsible for:

  • Research and analysis relevant to various trade, technology, and business challenges
    • Your focus will primarily involve telecommunications, cybersecurity, and smart city projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe; specifically, you will explore technological, commercial, economic, regulatory, geopolitical, development, environmental, and supply chain issues related to these projects
  • Participation in workshops, conferences, and structured analytic exchanges
  • Coordination and administration tasks to strengthen client engagements and improve internal operations

You’ll make contributions to:

  • Development of white papers, proposals, and presentations in support of business development activities
  • Research and analysis to inform internal capability development initiatives
  • Review and editing of written materials


Desired qualifications

In order to successfully perform core tasks, you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, international business, international affairs, international political economy, public policy, a technology discipline, or a similar area of study
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant work experience, and you’re looking for an opportunity to make an impact at a firm with room to grow
  • Excellent written communications that require minimal editing and oversight
  • Strong research skills, an aptitude for problem solving, and the ability to figure out how to get things done
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the willingness to become fluent in these applications
  • Intellectual agility, meaning an aptitude for quickly learning diverse subject matter
  • Willingness to travel occasionally, both within the U.S. and abroad



The expected salary range for this role is $60,000 to $80,000 per year. This range applies to both our Arlington, VA, location and our New York, NY, location. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; 15 days of paid time off, in addition to federal holidays and sick leave; tuition assistance; and a 401(k) program with corporate match.


About Simon Everett

Simon Everett is an analytic design firm. We provide customized research, analysis, and strategic planning services to help government, private sector, and non-profit clients answer key questions, inform critical decisions, and develop actionable plans. Simon Everett is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment or consulting opportunities without regard to race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or partnership status, or national origin.